Path_Follow - superclass: SpacewarpObject; super-superclass:node - classID: #(2058894005, 1578972349)
Note: This class is not available in Autodesk VIZ.
When off, the range of influence of the space warp is limited to the value set in .range_value. When on, the space warp influences all bound particles in the scene, regardless of their distance from the path object.
The range of influence when Unlimited Range is off. This is the distance between the path object and the particle system. The position of the Path Follow space warp's icon is ignored.
Set the follow type:
0- Along Offset Splines (The distance between the particle system and the path alter the effect of the particle motion. If the first vertex of the spline is at the birthplace of the particle, the particle follows the spline path. If you move the path away from the particle system, the particles are affected by the offset.)
1- Along Parallel Splines (Particles follow a copy of the selected path, parallel to the particle system. In this mode, the position of the path relative to the particle system does not matter. The orientation of the path, however, affects the particle stream.)
When on, all particles travel at the same speed:
Causes particles to converge or diverge toward the path over time, or to simultaneously converge and diverge. You specify the effect by choosing Converge, Diverge, or Both (see following). This provides a tapering effect over the length of the path.
The amount by which .tangent_chaos can vary for each particle.
Set behavior of tangent chaos:
0- Converge (When .tangent_chaos is greater than 0, the particles move in toward the path as they follow the path. The effect is that the stream tapers from larger to smaller over time.
1- Diverge (Provides the opposite effect of Converge. The particles diverge from the path over time.)
2- Both (Splits the particle stream, causing some particles to converge and others to diverge.)
The number of turns by which particles spiral about the path. In conjunction with .tangent_chaos, alters the diameter of the spiral.
The amount by which each particle can vary from the Spiral value.
The direction of spiraling behavior:
2- Bidirectional (The stream is splits so that particles spiral in both directions.)
The frame at which Path Follow begins to influence the particles.
The time each particle takes to traverse the path.
The amount by which each particle's travel time can vary.
The frame at which Path Follow releases the particles and no longer influences them.
The size of the Path Follow icon. Does not alter the Path Follow effect.
There is not a way to select the Path shape object using MAXScript in 3ds Max.
The Seed parameter in not accessible using MAXScript in 3ds Max.
Associated Binding Modifier
This modifier is automatically created by the bindSpaceWarp() method, and is not otherwise creatable by MAXScript. There are no properties associated with this binding modifier.
Node Common Properties, Operators, and Methods
MAXWrapper Common Properties, Operators, and Methods
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